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Added by Terry on September 20, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments
The Son of PoleStock on June 21, 2008 was another music filled evening in the gymnasium of the South Pole Station
Sunday afternoon at 3pm, and we are still at the South Pole due to weather delays at Pole and McMurdo.
My replacement was delayed by one day to arrive on October 30. The Today Show has been cancelled as they did not make their window of opportunity due to bad weather. The Today Show was to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday to quickly film the Growth Chamber, our…Continue
Added by Terry on November 5, 2007 at 9:10am — No Comments
Tomorrow some 40 crew members will leave on a Hercules C17 for McMurdo Bay. The remaining 14 will filter out during the next two weeks. As for me I am scheduled to leave on November 3rd with a one night lay over in McMurdo and arrive in Christchurch on the 5th.
I have accepted the…Continue
We went without sun from March til September down here. Now the "summer" begins.
We are waiting the arrival of the first passengers, though waiting on their arrival has been painful. We have almost finished the stations Spring “House Mouse” cleaning this past weekend and will do some touch ups the day of their arrival to insure the…Continue
Added by Terry on October 22, 2007 at 1:46pm — No Comments
I thought I would share with you a co-workers blog and the songs we played recently during an open mike night at SpoleBucks (galley) We were the only entertainment, and I finally got to be in a band! It was fun…
... this morning the entire station has been in a spunky playful mood, I think it’s because we took down the window coverings…Continue
Added by Terry on September 4, 2007 at 2:49pm — No Comments
We can watch the eclipse together!
As I stand in the -97 degrees with a wind chill of 8.8 I look to my right and see night's full moon and stars, I look to my left and see the weeks-away sunrise coming with a hint of orange, yellow, white, and baby blue blending into the night sky above. I look back to the right and see an aurora coming alive for one last presentation.
Find out when it will happen in your time zone at…Continue
Added by Terry on August 27, 2007 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Well it was an exciting week. Once a month we have a fire drill and this month was our last drill. This was our “Big” Mass Casualties Incident drill (MCI) multiple victims. I am on Team #3 which
is the logistics support for the trauma and fire team. It was pretty
exciting dashing around on a snow mobile pulling victims behind us, carrying
them up the two flights…
Added by Terry on August 27, 2007 at 10:47am — No Comments
I thought you all would enjoy this newly updated photo from one of our science tech crew members....
"Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 8:28 PM
Subject: for all you non-belivers...
For those who don't believe the first signs of the sun are visible, yes it's a long time exposure (67s) and with the naked eye you will only see a little bit brighter horizon in that direction (no colors), but it is visible…
Added by Terry on August 5, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments
BBQ in the mechanic garage, having a BBQ indoor isn't the best idea even when the grill is hooked up to the venting system it doesn’t always work when you are continuously opening the lid… but a tournament of horseshoes distracted us from the smoke! May 25th.
“Big Fat Kevin” 5 K race inside the station. BF5K 2nd. Annual Race. It took 24 laps to equal 5K. That was up and down hallways and staircases. As you noticed, each team dressed up. Super heroes,…Continue
Added by Terry on August 5, 2007 at 11:26am — No Comments
For the Dinning Facility
South Pole Growth Chamber
Photo taken July 15th 2007
It has sure been a long time since I've written.... well over two months!
The green house is ever changing....and that's good, it keeps me from getting bored with my job. I have recently rotated out crops the crew has voted low priority, and incorporated the ones they requested. Not to mention the…Continue
Added by Terry on July 31, 2007 at 6:35pm — No Comments
This picture of me with the zucchini is in the Growth Chamber, and was taken on Saturday April 14th I take pictures of the produce every week and include them in my weekly Sit- Rep report's that go to the Winter Site Manager, Facilities Specialist in Denver, the Head Chef in Denver for the South Pole, to a professor and the graduate student who was the technician of the green house last winter who are with…Continue
Added by Terry on May 1, 2007 at 9:09am — No Comments
Added by Terry on February 20, 2007 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Below facing is Hedi our station P.A. physician’s…Continue
Added by Terry on February 5, 2007 at 1:00pm — No Comments
February 4th 2007
February 24th is the last plane out of here, and no mail in or out until October, now they are saying maybe November…Continue
Added by Terry on February 4, 2007 at 1:00pm — No Comments